"We need something else besides just meat"
"How about carrots?"
"Oooh-kay, we'll just steam them in the microwave real quick".
Thats about how it goes with our sides most nights, something to fill out the food pyramid and take up space on the plate. With dinner together being the centerpiece of our nights, having the same thing over and over gets down right boring. It's probably that way with most families though, keeping food interesting is a big struggle, something that is probably a huge stumbling block for a lot of people when it comes to cooking. Cooking dinner and having everyone sit down to eat together is such a hugely important part of being a family that can get brushed aside partly by boring, regular food. Especially with kids (and husbands) having food that is different and interesting as often as possible is a huge incentive to come together. Who would skip out on something like Mint Glazed Carrots? Not us!
Mint Glazed Carrots
What You Will Need
6 large carrots (peeled and thinly sliced)
1/2 cup white wine
1 clove of garlic (minced)
4 Tbs honey
2 Tbs fresh mint (minced)
3 Tbs butter
salt and white pepper to taste
In a large skillet, combine all ingredients except the mint and simmer until the carrots are tender and the wine and honey have reduced into a glaze. Mix in the mint and serve hot.